Save Good Water From Going Down the Drain

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If you are local to us, you know that there is a huge water  problem. For one thing, we are in the middle of a drought. It rained for a short time today and I wanted to get out of my car and dance in the rain. Unfortunately it was not enough rain to even wet the ground. The other issue that some people are having is their water bill is outrageous. I can’t get into specifics since I don’t have a water bill since I have a well. However, from what my friends and family are telling me about their water bills, they are double of what we paid in California.

So, I thought I would give you all some tips for reusing water and conserving.

  • My sons have a bad habit of letting the faucet run while brushing their teeth. There is no reason that the water should be on while your brush is in your mouth. Just turn it on when you need to rinse. The same rule goes when you are hand washing dishes, turn off the faucet when you are not rinsing.
  • If you need to let the faucet run to get hot water, place a bucket underneath the faucet to collect the water. Use the cold water to water your plants or for your animals.
  • Use unsalted water that you boil pasta in to water your plants. Just strain the water off and let it cool before using on plants.
  • Most of the time I would say get a Rain Barrel. Hopefully the rain will return soon and the rain barrels will be of use!

How do you stop good water from going down the drain?

Now it’s your turn!

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This post is linked at My Coupon Teacher.

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